Tuesday, December 2, 2014

earc book review: Full Throttle (Black Knights Inc. #7) by Julie Ann Walker

eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley

Available 12/2/2014

She Needs a Hero... 

Abby Thompson didn’t sign up to be the daughter of the President of the United States. The position was forced on her by the small matter of her birth. Preferring a quiet life of study, she’s content to leave the politics and the international intrigue to her father. Unfortunately, the most powerful man on the planet is sure to make enemies. When a group of armed thugs takes her hostage half a world away, demanding the U.S. government release prisoners in exchange for her safe return, she fears her father’s policy of “not negotiating with terrorists” means she’ll never see the shores of the Potomac again. Luckily, there’s one glimmer of hope. His name is Carlos Soto. And though she abruptly ended things with him years ago, she knows now he’s the only man who can save her…

Black Knights, Inc. to the Rescue... 

Carlos “Steady” Soto has taken part in his fair share of dangerous missions working at the covert government defense firm of Black Knights Inc. But nothing prepared him for the emotional rollercoaster he faces when he’s tasked with rescuing the only woman he ever loved—who also broke his heart. Racing against time and outmaneuvering a group of trained terrorists will take everything he’s got. Plus there’s the heat simmering between them which is threatening to ignite into an inferno. While ruthless enemies stalk them, they must learn to trust each other again. Even if they do make it out alive, will Abby turn her back on him…for the second time?

The latest installment in the Black Knight Inc series is as fast paced and exciting as the previous books. Abby Thompson is the presidents daughter and certain things are expected of her. Preferring to stay out of the limelight as much as possible she sticks to a slower life and doing things to help people. On a trip out of the country she finds herself kidnapped. Almost all her secret service security detail killed. The only man for the job of rescuing her is Carlos Soto better knows to us BK Inc fans as Steady. There is a bit of a prequel to this story that tells how Steady and Abby knew each other years before and what devastating event changed them both and left Abby feeling guilty. Steady's feelings for Abby are evident as he struggles with his emotions and what he should be doing while trying to get her back. This has a bit of a side story with Dan and one of Abby secret service people that's interesting but i wondered if it would be Dan's permanent love interest or if there would be someone else later.  Ozzie has some devastating things happen to him that really surprised me and i wonder how it will be handled in future books. All in all i enjoyed this book a lot but it didn't feel quite like a BK Inc book as much as previous books because there wasn't a group of the Knights in this book. For part of it there are three but that quickly becomes two of them and each with their separate stuff going on. Love my BK Inc guys and am curious to see where Julie Ann Walker will go next with the series. By the time you get to the end of this book there are several possible plots that can be imagined for future stories.  One point i need to make i guess is that of the three BKI guys most in this book there is something significant that happens to each of them and not all of it is good. If that doesn't get your curiosity  going i don't know what can. Amazing, interesting and at times heartbreaking it's a thrill ride from beginning to word end!

Find out more about this series and Julie Ann Walker here www.julieannwalker.com

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